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LANDSCAPE ARCHITECTURE

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MTA ARTS AND DESIGN

Format: Hardcover, 264 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 11/11/2014

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93403-9

Initiated in 1985, the MTA Arts & Design collection of public art now encompasses more than 250 projects, creating a dynamic underground museum of contemporary art that spans the entire city and its immediate environs. Since the program was founded, a diverse group of artists—including Elizabeth Murray, Faith Ringgold, Eric Fischl, Romare Bearden, Acconci Studio, and many others—has created works in mosaic, terra-cotta, bronze, and glass for the stations of the New York City Subways and...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 450 pages

Publisher: powerHouse Books

On Sale: 10/01/2013

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-576-87653-4

PIN—UP Interviews is a compilation of over 50 of the most fascinating interviews from PIN—UP magazine since its first issue was published in October 2006. Serious, yet accessible, and featuring the elegant and modern aesthetic PIN—UP’s readers have come to expect, there is no comparable compilation found today with such an array of contemporary design talent collected in one place.
 
PIN—UP Interviews is the first book produced by PIN—UP, the award-winning, New York-based biannual...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages

Publisher: Smithsonian Books

On Sale: 07/06/2010

Price: $29.95

ISBN: 978-1-588-34288-1

Focusing on peoples throughout the tropical world, and including case studies from Cuba, Ethiopia, Ghana, Venezuela, and Vietnam, Home Gardens and Agrobiodiversity explains how both rural and urban households manage home garden diversity in ways that enable them to cope with change, and adapt their crops to new situations.

After introducing theoretical and methodological aspects of studying home garden culture, scientists and conservationists present case studies of ways in which garden...

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ECOFRIENDLY INNOVATIONS INSPIRED BY NATURE
Written by ALAN MARSHALL

Format: Trade Paperback, 168 pages

Publisher: North Atlantic Books

On Sale: 07/14/2009

Price: $18.95

ISBN: 978-1-556-43790-8

In Wild Design, environmental designer and scientist Alan Marshall presents a manifesto on nature-inspired designs, including visionary concepts as well as exhibits of actual products, landscapes, and artwork from around the world. With elegant photographs and drawings, the book incorporates the ethos of sustainability by documenting many of the results of the Ecomimicry Project, an international experiment in ecodesign that marries the skills of local artists and ecologists from Western...

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Format: Trade Paperback, 224 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 12/23/2008

Price: $45.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93201-1

First published in 1999, Everyday Urbanism has become a classic in the discussion of cities and real life. Within the context of history, theory, and practice of urban design, the essays explore the city as a social entity that must be responsive to daily routines and neighborhood concerns and offer both an analysis of and a method for working within the social and political urban framework.

This expanded edition builds on the original essays focusing on the urban vernacular in Los Angeles...

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CONTEMPORARY ARCHITECTURE ON A BUDGET
Written by SUSANNA SIREFMAN

Format: Hardcover, 160 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 05/15/2008

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93202-8

Residential design provides a rich testing ground for architectural innovation. Intimate scales and specific programs inspire distinctive homes, and comparatively small budgets are catalysts for exploring nontraditional materials. Modern Shoestring proves that building a contemporary house can be affordable and shows how constraints actually stimulate the most creative design solutions.

Eighteen residential projects are presented, with emphasis on the goals of the owners, the site, and the...

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Written by ALAIN DE BOTTON

Format: Trade Paperback, 288 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 04/08/2008

Price: $19.00

ISBN: 978-0-307-27724-4

The Achitecture of Happiness is a dazzling and generously illustrated journey through the philosophy and psychology of architecture and the indelible connection between our identities and our locations.

One of the great but often unmentioned causes of both happiness and misery is the quality of our environment: the kinds of walls, chairs, buildings, and streets that surround us. And yet a concern for architecture is too often described as frivolous, even self-indulgent. Alain de Botton starts...

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THE STORY OF PIERRE CHARLES L'ENFANT, THE FRENCH VISIONARY WHO DESIGNED WASHINGTON, D.C.
Written by SCOTT W. BERG

Format: Trade Paperback, 352 pages

Publisher: Vintage

On Sale: 02/12/2008

Price: $17.00

ISBN: 978-1-400-07622-2

In 1791, shortly after the United States won its independence, George Washington personally asked Pierre Charles L’Enfant—a young French artisan turned American revolutionary soldier who gained many friends among the Founding Fathers—to design the new nation's capital. L’Enfant approached this task with unparalleled vigor and passion; however, his imperious and unyielding nature also made him many powerful enemies. After eleven months, Washington reluctantly dismissed L’Enfant from the...

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Written by VICTORIA NEWHOUSE

Format: Trade Paperback, 349 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 01/01/2007

Price: $50.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93180-9

Since first publication in 1998, Towards a New Museum has achieved iconic status as a seminal exploration of the late-20th-century revolution in museum architecture: the transformation from museum as restrained container for art to museum as exuberant companion to art. Author Victoria Newhouse critiqued numerous institutions for the display of art opened in the 1970s, 1980s, and 1990s, culminating in Frank Gehry's Guggenheim in Bilbao and Richard Meier's Getty Center in Los Angeles. In this...

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Written by CORINNE MAY BOTZ

Format: Hardcover, 225 pages

Publisher: The Monacelli Press

On Sale: 09/28/2004

Price: $40.00

ISBN: 978-1-580-93145-8

The Nutshell Studies of Unexplained Death offers readers an extraordinary glimpse into the mind of a master criminal investigator. Frances Glessner Lee, a wealthy grandmother, founded the Department of Legal Medicine at Harvard in 1936 and was later appointed captain in the New Hampshire police. In the 1940s and 1950s she built dollhouse crime scenes based on real cases in order to train detectives to assess visual evidence. Still used in forensic training today, the eighteen Nutshell...

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MURDER, MAGIC, AND MADNESS AT THE FAIR THAT CHANGED AMERICA
Written by ERIK LARSON

Format: Hardcover, 464 pages

Publisher: Crown

On Sale: 02/11/2003

Price: $28.00

ISBN: 978-0-609-60844-9

Winner, 2004 Edgar Award

Winner, 2003 International Horror Guild Award for Non-fiction

2003 National Book Award Finalist, Non-Fiction

Vintage Paperback is Available

Two men, each handsome and unusually adept at his chosen work, embodied an element of the great dynamic that characterized America’s rush toward the twentieth century. The architect was Daniel Hudson Burnham, the fair’s brilliant director of works and the builder of many of the country’s most important structures, including the...

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PLAN, SECTION, AND PERSPECTIVE DRAWING OF LANDSCAPE SPACES
Written by GRANT REID

Format: Trade Paperback, 216 pages

Publisher: Watson-Guptill

On Sale: 09/01/2002

Price: $24.99

ISBN: 978-0-823-07333-7

Announcing the new revised edition of the classic industry reference! Landscape Graphics is the architect’s ultimate guide to all the basic graphics techniques used in landscape design and landscape architecture. Progressing from the basics into more sophisticated techniques, this guide offers clear instruction on graphic language and the design process, the basics of drafting, lettering, freehand drawing and conceptual diagramming, perspective drawing, section elevations, and more. It also...

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